Waiting on Wednesday: Like No Other by Una LaMarche

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.  Its purpose is to spotlight eagerly-anticipated upcoming releases.

This week I’m eagerly awaiting:

Like No Other by Una LaMarche

Expected Release Date: July 24, 2014

Fate brought them together. Will life tear them apart? 

Devorah is a consummate good girl who has never challenged the ways of her strict Hasidic upbringing.

Jaxon is a fun-loving, book-smart nerd who has never been comfortable around girls (unless you count his four younger sisters).

They’ve spent their entire lives in Brooklyn, on opposite sides of the same street. Their paths never crossed . . . until one day, they did.

When a hurricane strikes the Northeast, the pair becomes stranded in an elevator together, where fate leaves them no choice but to make an otherwise risky connection.

Though their relation is strictly forbidden, Devorah and Jax arrange secret meetings and risk everything to be together. But how far can they go? Just how much are they willing to give up?

In the timeless tradition of West Side Story and Crossing Delancey, this thoroughly modern take on romance will inspire laughter, tears, and the belief that love can happen when and where you least expect it.

(summary via Goodreads)

I feel like this is the kind of love story I would have completely swooned over as a child.  I was so into the idea of star-crossed lovers.  This seems like that’s right up that alley, so I’m sure I’ll devour this one (I still swoon. I just do it privately).  At any rate, everything about this one works for me, in that the blurb doesn’t give too much away, the cover is sort of delightful, and it looks like a fresh take on romance.

What are you waiting on this week?

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